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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 27, 2014, 16:56 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 16:52:
Facebook is the public face of privatized illegal spying.

I am not thrilled facebook has any involvement at all.

Wait, what is Facebook doing that's illegal?
What law did they break, specifically?


I mean, you use the word "illegal," but I don't think you know what it means. Maybe you mean "underhanded" or "sneaky" or at worst "immoral," but "illegal" isn't a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact, and I don't think you have even a tiny chance of being able to back that fact up.

But, of course, as the trend seems to go, some idiot on the internet makes factual claims with no evidence supporting it and keeps repeating it because he's stupid enough to believe it's true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
5. Re: Morning Screenshots Mar 27, 2014, 14:38 Beamer
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 14:28:
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 13:56:
I am IRONBAT!

Except isn't that looking like it's one of the bad guys, not bats?

Considering he's holding Batman down with a gun pointed to his head, yes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
22. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 27, 2014, 13:07 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 12:58:
And can I just say, holy crap for that 3d printed skull. I can't even fathom what such an operation entails. I guess cutting away half of the skull, putting half the 3D printed on in place, and then repeating?

23 hours of surgery... incredible.
The video actually shows the her skulless head.
 
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News Comments > Runic Cofounders Leaving
5. Re: Runic Cofounders Leaving Mar 27, 2014, 12:12 Beamer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 11:31:
Blah blah blah... If you liked working a small indie studio environment, maybe you shouldn't have sold out? But I guess he'd rather have his cake and eat it, too.

Well duh.
1) Start small game company
2) Grow it
3) Sell it, buying you significant economic freedom and comfort
4) Stay your contractually obligated length of time
5) Leave
6) Start small game company, now backed by your fatter wallet


I don't understand why you are coming across as so bitter. Did he ruin something for you? Lots of entrepreneurs love being at small companies, but when success comes, they have to grow, regardless of "selling out."

Your post just seems like an immature rant.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 27, 2014, 10:27 Beamer
 
Jamil20 wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 09:27:
Numinar wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 07:54:
Anyone of you could seriously not accept 2B for this? It would be borderline negligent to your family, employees and partners not to.

If you are so rich that you could get ethical about such a sum, I could use a few thousand. Most of this complaining is jealously/I want a piece of it/FB is the devil!

Also, DK1 and DK2 are what the kickstarter promised and delivered. That the golden independant little guy driven VR future they felt they were supporting isn't happening the way they wanted, that was never guaranteed anyway.

You make it sounds like Oculus was struggling. They had millions in the bank. The Oculus Rift was going to be successful. It had already acheived success with the development kit. It was a sure thing. There was no need to sell to a corporation other than pure greed and an easy way out. Also, they sold out cheap. Very cheap. Less than a stupid instant messenger cheap.

oh good, another angry nerd with no clue what he's talking about.

hint: there is no chance an easily replicated vr set is ever worth as much as whatsapp. All the derogatory comments being made here just demonstrate how clueless some people are, yet they still spout an ignorant opinion without bothering to read an article or analysis that may inform them.

there are wide flaws in your entire post. Yes, they had millions. The company. Now the employees do. And you call it greed... They were a business not a charity.

nothing worse than ignorant, entitled pc-master-race dumbasses.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 27, 2014, 01:16 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 22:52:
Thanks for putting a huge dent into KS confidence, Palmer, you fucking tool.

Maybe you can laugh at it while sipping tea with Mark Zuckerberg.

He's now a 21 year old billionaire. (well, not quite, but likely very, very close.)
I can't hate him too much for that.

I mean, I hate him for being a 21 year old billionaire, but that's neither here nor there.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
169. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 27, 2014, 01:15 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 23:53:
When they drive in their BMWs and Mercedes on the way to their Malibu beach front properties, I'm sure they will really care what the naysayers think.

More like Ferraris, Bentleys and Bugattis.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 27, 2014, 01:15 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 21:21:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 20:31:
$2B is just insane. $50M I could see, maybe even $100M given that they'd gotten something like $35M in venture capital. But $2B???

I'm beginning to think the 2 billion number is being misrepresented. Somehow I doubt Mark paid 2 billion for the company and it's more like he's investing 2 billion into the company.

Do you understand the difference?
Buying something for 2 billion says it's worth 2 billion.
Investing 2 billion in something says it's worth more than 2 billion.
 
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News Comments > $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game
3. Re: $100 Wolfenstein: The New Order CE Has Statue, No Game Mar 26, 2014, 20:41 Beamer
 
This doesn't strike me as as ridiculous as it does many other people.

To me, it just looks like they couldn't get the materials finished in time, or like they said, they couldn't get it shipped quickly without spending a huge amount of money. So they separated it.

Don't get me wrong, it's dumb, but it doesn't seem like a "hey, we don't need to sell the game" dumb so much as "holy crap we screwed up and we can never get people the game close to launch and give them all this stupid junk, what do we do?!"
 
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News Comments > New Titanfall Game Modes Coming
36. Re: New Titanfall Game Modes Coming Mar 26, 2014, 20:28 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:47:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:37:
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:33:
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:17:
Nighthawk wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:12:
So 15 days after the "ships ahoy" they've said the DLC is "almost done" and the sheeple are still buying and falling for this (essentially) day-0 DLC?

Using "sheeple" in a response automatically cheapens any reply.

Oh come on nin, it (sheeple) is a perfect portmanteau word.


It's a terrible term used exclusively by idiots that can't comprehend anyone disagrees with them.

That may be your definition of it. It is very fitting for people who can't think for themselves and have to follow what everyone else is doing to try and be hip, cool, and/or part of the 'in thing/crowd'.

At least that is my definition of sheeple. Oh crap, I just cheapened my response.

But no one ever uses it that way. It's always just "people that have a different opinion than me." It's basically the asshole way of saying that there's no possible way anyone could ever have a different opinion other than being some kind of idiot.

It's monumentally close-minded. It's like the term "fanboy." Sure, it's a real thing, but typically it's a term only used by fanboys. "I can't stand all these fanboys buying the XBone. They just want to suck M$ wang. Sony is the real savior of gaming, everyone knows that!"
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
161. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 20:11 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 19:56:
Also the idea, Facebook's dystopian future if you will, is that everybody will be wearing one and what you look like physically is no longer relevant. Three Likes for Emperor Zuckerberg! Like! Like! Like!
I envinsion somnething eerily similar to what you described and it's exactly why I am uncomfortable with the idea! And since my gaming is done in a room in my house where people tend to gather, I will be seen. My wife already views me as an overgrown socially maladjusted child - if she sees me with one of these on my head she might flip out!

It's not just that you'd be seen, it's that you'd be 100% walling yourself off. You'd be cutting every single sense out. Well, I guess not every single one, but the two main ones.

Right now you just focus away from them, but you still hear them, can still easily see them, and still pay some attention to them. You can game and be social at the same time.

Not with VR headsets.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 19:36 Beamer
 
Also, understanding that the "danger, danger" comments when I feel someone is trying to derail is obnoxious (but tends to stop derailing), I am fully alright with someone doing it to me if they think I'm trolling/derailing/being too much of a dick.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 19:35 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 19:08:
Quboid wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 13:27:
Facebook are teh evil with our super secret info, therefore Facebook will be teh evil with our super secret info. Duh, Beamer, that's obvious.

You guys just keep believing in Facebook and giving them all your personal info. Buy an XboxOne as well if you don't have one already.

Facebook is all about getting your personal information and selling it, this is just another way to do that. That's the business they are in. Some of us would rather not contribute to that.

DANGER! DANGER!

Crap, this is only an orange threat level, so I'm biting:
1) Facebook only knows what you tell it. This makes it very easy to use without really telling it anything
2) C'mon, tell us how a piece of dumb hardware (and, again, I use "dumb" to mean it doesn't have software attached to it) can take our private information
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
159. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 19:29 Beamer
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 19:17:
2 billion?! For a company that has almost no assets and has shipped not one single retail product? Then again didn't he just pay 15 billion for a friken messenger app, tech companies are way over valued.

Don't really get the hate on this purchase. If VR is something you want, then having Zuckerbergs money behind it is what's going to take it to the next level. I'm skeptical VR can go mainstream but Zuckerbergs obviously betting on it. Notch is an idiot, WTF does a VR headset have to do with Facebook other then being owned by the same person. He's just jumping on the hate Facebook bandwagon because it's the trendy thing to do these days, eh fellow Bluesers?

That messaging app is pretty damn easy to justify.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 26, 2014, 18:06 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 18:03:
PropheT wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 15:06:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 13:20:
They didn't get PS2 emulation working on the PS3, though. The PS3 that was backwards-compatible had a PS2 in it. They literally included the Emotion Engine on the motherboard.

There was a short-lived 80gb PS3 that had a sort of half and half job going on that did use software emulation for PS2 games. I don't think it worked particularly well, so it didn't stick around for long.

There was no emulation software for the PS3, it had a ps2 chip on the motherboard.

He's half right. They did have one without the Emotion Engine, but it still had the GPU. So it did the EE in software. Not well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2014, 17:55 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:53:
SS wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 16:30:
Wikipedia founder calls alt-medicine practitioners “lunatic charlatans”.

That's because they are. I like this guy.

well, that's up for debate... it's still just his opinion. some alt-medicine might actually be beneficial if proven.

But they haven't been proven, which is his point. Something should not be in Wikipedia as truth unless it's been proven. If it isn't proven, and in fact has repeatedly failed to be proven, then they're charlatans.
 
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News Comments > New Titanfall Game Modes Coming
33. Re: New Titanfall Game Modes Coming Mar 26, 2014, 17:37 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:33:
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:17:
Nighthawk wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 17:12:
So 15 days after the "ships ahoy" they've said the DLC is "almost done" and the sheeple are still buying and falling for this (essentially) day-0 DLC?

Using "sheeple" in a response automatically cheapens any reply.

Oh come on nin, it (sheeple) is a perfect portmanteau word.


It's a terrible term used exclusively by idiots that can't comprehend anyone disagrees with them.

"Pepsi is for sheeple. Real people can think with their tastebuds and drink Coke. Poseurs and sheeple and white-knighters, man."
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 26, 2014, 15:39 Beamer
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 15:06:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 13:20:
They didn't get PS2 emulation working on the PS3, though. The PS3 that was backwards-compatible had a PS2 in it. They literally included the Emotion Engine on the motherboard.

There was a short-lived 80gb PS3 that had a sort of half and half job going on that did use software emulation for PS2 games. I don't think it worked particularly well, so it didn't stick around for long.

That one still had the PS2 GPU.
 
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News Comments > New Titanfall Game Modes Coming
22. Re: New Titanfall Game Modes Coming Mar 26, 2014, 15:27 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 15:20:
Panickd wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 14:26:
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 11:28:
.....and to think some people complain about Indies releasing pre-release Alphas.

And how is that nonsense related in any way to Titanfall? Color me confused. Confused

I was just being snide. The fact that a AAA title like Titanfall didn't ship with these announced modes in the first place, it would come across that the game was shipped incomplete to meet scheduled released dates dictated by the BIG publisher called EA.

So, in a roundabout way I was comparing the above to Indies pre-releasing games as Alphas (in complete games), of which the buyer is made very aware of before placing their order.

Again, just a snide comment is all......


EA probably didn't have as much say in scheduling as you think. Again, this is EA Partners. Can people PLEASE start distinguishing? EA Partners is basically a distributor. They don't have nearly as much control as people keep claiming.

That said, Titanfall may have shipped missing features, but by all accounts the features it did include were ridiculously polished.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 14:03 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 13:27:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 13:18:
Julio wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 12:57:
Facebook bought Oculus to monetize all that previously private data it can collect.

This makes absolutely no sense but I shouldn't expect anything more.

Facebook are teh evil with our super secret info, therefore Facebook will be teh evil with our super secret info. Duh, Beamer, that's obvious.

I love his vague, ambigious "monetize," as if having VR helmets suddenly make data more valuable. Or perhaps he means "previously private," thinking VR headsets that are dumb (as in they have no software brains of their own, they are literally just displays) can collect data.
Well, I guess it can collect the angle all of us hold our heads at. That may be useful to chiropractors...
 
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